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>>> day of reckoning -- news corp chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement. >>> swept away -- tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling haboob, a giant wall of dust roars through phoenix for the second time in two weeks. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead on "first look." this is msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with london calling. news corp chief, ruprd murdoch, his son and former chief executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britai
today the inmates are truly running this asylum, and no deal for you. media mogul rupert murdoch abandons his bid to control one of the world's largest tv networks. ahead, why one senator believes the phone hacking scandal will definitely hit murdoch's american empire. and terror strikes one of the world's financial centers. who is behind three large coordinated explosions that turned city streets into a scene of utter carnage? we're live with the very latest. we are just an hour away from today's latest round of debt talks with growing pessimism setting the stage for a long shot republican escape hatch. in a sign of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's somethin
yesterday, and now there are questions about the future of the media empire built by rupert murdoch. nbc's stephanie gosk has more. >> order! order! >> reporter: in parliament, politicians for once found something they could agree on. rupert murdoch's news corporation, they said, should drop its bid for british tv network b sky b. >> and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to clean up the mess they created. >> reporter: but newscorp beat them to it. >> have announced they will withdraw. >> reporter: walking away from biggest merger in the corporation's history, potentially worth billions. in a statement the company said "it has become too difficult to progress in this client." the climate turned hostile with reports that a 13-year-old murder victim's cell phone had been hacked by "news of the world" reporters. newscorp shut that paper down, perhaps hoping to save the bskyb deal, but it didn't work. >> rupert murdoch has rarely been thwarted in his ambitions. for the most part, he has ultimately achieved what he wanted to. >> reporter: he has achieved a lot, building
and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. is this just a chance to let off some tea party steam? we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end up passing the senate or in any way getting to the president's desk for signature. so what i
murdoch's empire. the media giant withdraws its broadcasting bid and the actor will help expose the hacking scandal speaks out to matt lauer. >> if you want the question why didn't we do anything about it before, the answer is now emerging. the police unfortunately dragged their feet they've been lent on by the power in particular of news international. >>> and game time for roger clemmons. the pitching ace's fate now up to a mainly female jury with little to no interest in baseball. . and remembering betty ford. the former first lady's casket leaves california to her final resting place in michigan. >>> good afternoon. we go to the breaking news out of mumbai, india. three explosions have killed at least 17 and injured 81 more. the first terror attack since the attacks three years ago. mumbai's police commissioner says one of the bombs was ied placed inside an umbrella. >>> in washington both parts are gaping the politics of republican senate proposal from mitch mcconnell that would give president obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling without first guaranteeing the spen
mumbai. >>> senator jay rockefeller wants to know if any of rupert murdoch's journalists targeted u.s. citizens and warns of serious consequences if they have. >>> and the social media sites are abuzz over price increases at netflix. we'll tell you what's happening. i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ is now honey nut cheerios! yup, america's favorite. so we're celebrating the honey sweetness, crunchy oats and... hey! don't forget me!! honey nut cheerios. make it your favorite too! he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. >>> ministry officials in india are confirming that three explosions which rocked some of the busiest neighborhoods in mumbai were the work of terrorists. at least ten people have been killed. remember this only happened about an hour ago. so it's really impossible
britain. the phone hacking scandal there has now claimed one business casualty. rupert murdoch's news corporation has dropped its multibillion dollar bid to gain full control of british sky broadcasting group. lawmakers were hours way from voting in parliament to force murdoch's hand in that. it's unclear if the vote will go on in. a statement deputy chair chase carrie said we believe that the proposed acquisition would benefit both companies, but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. we have the latest from london. that was a big concern for rupert murdoch. what happens now? >> well, it's going to be difficult for them. and really the interesting thing about that statement is the acknowledgement that it was the climate. this vote that was going to happen today was symbolic in nature. it was really going to be a slp on the wrist. it wasn't legally binding. what it was was a demonstration that there is little to no political support for rupert murdoch in this country because there is so much anger at news corporation and news international that owns
place this weekend. the bbc is now also reporting that the trusted rupert murdoch exec will testify in front of a parliamentary committee examining the case. interesting, given a lot of members of parliament are suspected of being involved in this too. nbc news's stephanie gosk now breaks things down from london. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the departme
. congress man cleaver, we're going to let you get back to work now. >> thank you. >> the rupert murdoch hacking scandal is expanding by the movement. developing right now news corp has withdrawn its bid for bskyb saying that we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb by news corporation would benefit both companies. but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. now news corporation remains a committed long-term shareholder in bskyb. we are proud of the success it has achieved and our contributions to it. meanwhile the scandal is crossing the pond to the u.s. senator jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation into whether news corp employees listened in on phone calls of families of 9/11 victims and others here in the state. hugh grant, the exacter, whose medical records were the subject of a recent newspaper article, says americans may now take notice. >> i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media? and i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news
in the explosive hacking scandal threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. earlier today, news corp suddenly called off its $12 billion bid to take over british sky broadcasting, the largest satellite broadcaster and hours before parliament was scheduled to vote against that deal. also today, prime minister david cameron said he would look into allegations that 9/11 victims were targeted in the scandal and here at home, new york senator jay rockefeller wants the fbi to look into whether the scandal has crossed the pond. rockefeller and others want to know if news corp's papers have broken u.s. laws and spied on people here in the states. nbc's stephanie gosk joins us now from london. there was pressure for news corp to pull out of this deal, and they caved into the pressure here. >> reporter: british politicians are much like american politicians, don't agree on much, but came together over this issue. they felt that murdoch needed to back off of this deal, a multi-billion deal to acquire bskyb, the largest merger or acquisition for news corporation in its history. they came together. they w
responsible must pay a penalty. >> reporter: one person murdoch says is not responsible, roberta brookdz. murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest p newspapers, some say. at age 80, murdoch's reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or the death of murdoch in a business sense are are probably overstated, but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing, but harvesting the grieving voice mails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. >> that was nbc's mike taibbi reporting. police also say the paper's editor in chief andy coal son has been arrested. he's also the former communications chief for david cameron who has announced a public inquirely and called for new regulation of the press. >>> up next, michele bachmann admits she doesn't know much about lady gaga, but you might be surprised which gop candidate does. we'll be right back. ka. >>> i have a q
issued summons to rupert murdoch, his son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> and officials invist no warning in mumbai's attack. today the government investigates who is responsible. we have the latest. >> reporter: in a bomb that went nauf this neighborhood right next to a playground where the kids had just gone home. now the question is, who did this and why? there are some similarities, attacks by a home-grown terror group. no one claimed responsibility. at this point, nothing is being ruled out. the blast seemed to have been coordinated to kill and maim as many innocent people at poll. during rush hour, the place is full of workers, carnage in the streets, survivors trying to save the wounded. the first just before 7:00 p.m. in a popular jewelry area. then another wealthy business district. >> translator: everyone was -- a lot of confusion and people were scared. >> reporter: after ten minutes, a third bomb in a nearby busy neighborhood. ieds placed on a motor bike and a bus stop. >> a plotted attack by terrorists. >> reporter: in this part of india,
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